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Samsung UE55ES8000Q

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55" 800Hz Apr 2012
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a similar age and type, this large TV is one of the most highly awarded by experts in televisions.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Techradar, M3.idg.se, Pcactual.com, Avforums.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph all decided that concluded that they would recommend this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This large TV received an "Editor's Choice" from Digitaltrends.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Overclockersonline.net all of whom wrote that this Samsung TV was outstanding.

The reviewers at Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both said that this television was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this Samsung TV was good. This television received a "Highly Recommended" award from Flatpanelshd.com and it received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com who concluded it was would make a great purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this large TV is 86%.

Nice Design

A few Samsung UE55ES8000Q owners said in their reviews that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned “The Samsung UNES8000 LED TV boasts stunning design and more features than any TV on the market”. Slashgear.com mentioned “A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design”. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com mentioned “The remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set of seemingly very advanced features.”.

A few customers thought the product was good looking. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV on CNET.co.uk five years ago “The Samsung UE55ES8000 is a beautiful TV with mostly great picture quality”. Techradar.com wrote in their review of this TV on Techradar “So it is that this 46-inch star boasts a gorgeous ultra-slim design”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ scored the Samsung UE55ES8000Q 5 stars and mentioned five years ago “Samsung is on typically aggressive form with the Samsung UE46ES8000, combining cutting-edge features with a gorgeous space-saving design”.

Two Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a thick frame. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Thin bezel looks lovely”. Expert review site Cnwintech.com wrote “Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic” in their review and scored it 4 stars.

One customer who purchased this TV thought it was well designed. Avhub.com.au wrote “Well designed and responsive menu system”.

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Good Picture Quality

Seventeen Samsung UE55ES8000Q owners agreed that the product had good picture quality. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com said “The picture quality was superb and its focus upon aesthetics was second to none” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “Smart Hub is great, while image quality is good.” in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review. Five years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Some of the best picture quality the LCD TV world has to offer” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q and scored this TV 5 stars.

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewer considered that it had a sharp image. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q “Should have better chosen default for Sharpness setting”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this TV had good features. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review “The core of this TV has some top features”. Firstpost.com gave the Samsung UE55ES8000Q a rating of 75 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q “The model possesses cutting edge features that very few televis”. Avhub.com.au wrote three years ago “Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance”.

Good Size

A few Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewers who purchased it considered that it was thin. Expert review site Channelnews.com.au said “Is this dual core, voice controlled Slim LED set worth the upgrade? Or should you hang on to your current set for the next gen?” and scored the product 5 stars. Computeractive.co.uk mentioned “It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel.” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com scored it very highly and said five years ago “A super slim silver frame you’ll barely be able to make out from your perch on the sofa.” in their review of this TV.

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewer said in their reviews that it was a good width. Expert review site Smarthouse.com.au wrote “The bezel is the same consistent width right” and rated the product 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought this TV wrote that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “It's a fantastic-looking 46in LCD TV with great picture quality and oodles of features.” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Stuff.tv said “The Samsung's picture quality is outstanding right across the board”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Samsung's best 2012 LED TV is a strong performer for picture quality and design” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewers who reviewed this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago expert website Stuff.tv said “The 3D image is the best we've seen from a TV so far” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote “Samsung's premium LCD model offers excellent picture quality, good 3D, lots of smarts” in their review of this TV. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated the Samsung UE55ES8000Q 4 stars and wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Motion control party tricks, this would be considered a highly desirable 3D TV, with a strong online proposition” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q.

Good High Def TV

Some Samsung UE55ES8000Q owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au said “Full HD, with LED edge-lighting”. Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review “The picture quality was strikingly good, especially on HD ch” . Avhub.com.au mentioned “Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q.

Samsung TVs Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has good ratings for its large TVs.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who bought this TV mentioned that it was easy to use. Stuff.tv said in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q “A brilliant smart TV made into something extraordinary by its next-gen control options”. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review “Crisp, detailed images, welldesigned and friendly interface, great control app and interactive controls, extensive features”. Avhub.com.au also said “Interesting control features”.

A number of Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewers said that this TV was easy to use the menus. Five years ago expert website Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review “3.8 / 5We take these readings using the best settings for watching a movie”.

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D”. One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “Brilliant HD content handling”.

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Good Connectivity

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewer considered that the product had network functionality. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this TV “Excellent network feature set”.

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q “Very good 3D display, excellent connectivity and media support, interesting new control options”.

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert website Zoneitech.com wrote “Beyond extreme thinness and dashing good looks and Internet capability, this 55-inch LED TV further improved by incorporat” in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review.

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Robust

Some Samsung UE55ES8000Q reviewers who reviewed the Samsung UE55ES8000Q concluded that it was well made. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said in their review “Considering the over-£2,000 price point we feel it makes for a good, solid TV rather than an”. Avhub.com.au said in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review “Solid table stand, with unique design”.

Good Remote Control

A few Samsung UE55ES8000Q owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it had a good remote control. Avhub.com.au wrote “Touchpad remote very useful for browsing” in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q. Avhub.com.au also said “Remote with builtin touchpad is particularly practical”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “New touchpad remote is very good”.

Good Smart TV

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q owner said in their reviews that the Samsung UE55ES8000Q had good apps. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Samsung UE55ES8000Q three years ago “Useful video sharing and apps” . One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com mentioned “High-def pictures (Blu-ray, Freesat or Freeview HD) are impressive too” in their review of this TV.

Good Webcam

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was good for making skype calls. Avhub.com.au wrote three years ago “Camera is great for Skype” in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review.

Nice Stand

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good stand.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the UE55ES8000Q, the Samsung UE55ES8000Q supports smart TV.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of large TVs that were released around the same time as the UE55ES8000Q is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 320Hz. The UE55ES8000Q has a quite fast high frequency rate (800 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55ES8000Q.

Televisions with a faster high frequency rate that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE65F8000[plb_2034779_price] (1,000Hz).

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the UE55ES8000Q, the Samsung UE55ES8000Q has a wi-Fi.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The UE55ES8000Q has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UE55ES8000Q. This television is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television compared to most of the large TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55ES8000Q which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The UE55ES8000Q is a two RF ports quantity television.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Thin

At only 30.8 millimeters, the UE55ES8000Q has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the UE55ES8000Q. The depths of comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 56mm.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Samsung UE55ES8000Q owners who purchased this TV reckoned that it was not cheap. Expert review site Hardwarecanucks.com mentioned in their review “An ultra expensive flagship 3D HDTV from Samsung”. Expert review site Televisioninfo.com mentioned “The Samsung UN55ES8000 might seem overpriced.” in their Samsung UE55ES8000Q review. Three years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky” in their review.

One person who bought the Samsung UE55ES8000Q thought it was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au said “Pricey, not the finest DVD upscaler” in their review. One person who reviewed the Samsung UE55ES8000Q thought it was not a bargain for the price. Avhub.com.au wrote “Gesture recognition better in theory than in practice, not cheap”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung UE55ES8000Q owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was not noisy. Three years ago Avhub.com.au said “Noisy DVD playback”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The UE55ES8000Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very High Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this large TV is A, however the UE55ES8000Q is in the most expensive 15% of all 320 TVs of this type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the UE55ES8000Q will cost £177 over 5 years to run.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the UE55ES8000Q do not feature OLED technology. The Samsung UE55ES8000Q is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to look at including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the UE55ES8000Q have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.1W and 93W. The UE55ES8000Q has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) (55 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the UE55ES8000Q.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the UE55ES8000Q range from 60kWh to 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. At 161 kilowatt hours, the Samsung UE55ES8000Q has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung UE55ES8000Q

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this television was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Audio Input for DVI
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
Game Mode
BD Wise
Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Teletext
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual

16 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended techradar.com/au/ Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended hardware.info Silver Award 01net.com 4 Star uk.hardware.info Silver itproportal.com Best Buy Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended avforums.com Recommended Overclockersonline.net Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

THIS IS A PARTIAL REVIEW. The complete product review (and the whole issue in which it features) can be purchased here . This digital edition can be downloaded to your iPad or Android tablet... Read more…

Slimline HD TV with excellent picture quality and Smart Internet connectivity and apps
Attractive design, innovative features, great appearance
Sleek design with thin bezel, good smart interface, light-up controller, generally good picture quality in both 2D and 3D forms, great Smart Hub interface, well-rounded sound
Features and innovative control systems
Superlative pictures
Expensive, face-recognition and hand gestures are gimmicky
Expensive
Picture lacks uniformity, flimsy 3D glasses, picture presets are too harsh, does a TV really need gesture control no SD card slot, no custom EQ settings
Inaccurate gesture control
Noisy DVD playback
6 March 2013

Samsung is already giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone market, and if Apple ever does launch a TV product it will find Samsung ready and waiting with its own Smart TV range. We... Read more…

5 February 2013

February 5th, 2013, In Reviews, Television Sets, by Mike OsadciwIt was in the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of CANADA HiFi that I reviewed Samsung?s excellent flagship PN64E8000 plasma television. Equipped... Read more…

Overclockersonline.net

I used to think a 55? TV was massive but after buying a home with a two story great room, I could see why many people are choosing larger and larger TVs. They just have to fit the space. A 42? or... Read more…

14 December 2012

?Hi TV, power on,? I say, as if talking to myself. As if wishing aloud that I had telekinesis. I'm alone in TechnoBuffalo's gaming room, staring blankly at my reflection on the TV set. I wait as... Read more…

14 December 2012

Not just smart, this TV can be upgraded so that features and capabilities still new & fresh. Appearance of this product with a thin bezel really fantastic. The large screen and a thinner bezel is... Read more…

6 December 2012

The UE48ES8000 is Samsung's 46in monster of a flagship TV. It doesn't seem quite as big as that number suggests thanks to a remarkably slim bezel, but it will still dominate most living rooms.The... Read more…

Say hello to Samsung?s bad boy smart TV. This epic 55-incher has all the works, of course: 3D support, LED backlighting for stunning contrast, a super slim silver frame you?ll barely be able to... Read more…

29 November 2012

Very good) Icing on the cake? even when there is a lot of junk in front of the TV, the remote still works The Samsung ES8000 Series is very attractive because of its striking design and large set...

27 November 2012

Hardwarezone.com.ph

Samsung is one of the pioneers to kickstart the Smart TV campaign during a time when most televisions were 'dumb' and happy to stay offline. With the arrival of their 2012's series of televisions,... Read more…

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Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Energy Rating
0.88T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.88 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ue55es8090, ue55es8005, ue55es8000, ue55es8000s, ue55es8005u, ue55es8000q, ue55es8090s, ue55es8090sxzg, samsung ue55es8090, samsung ue55es8000, samsung ue55es8090s, samsung ue55es8000u, samsung ue55es8000ux, samsung ue55es8090sx, samsung ue55es8090sxz, samsung ue55es8000uxx, samsung ue55es8090sxzg, samsung ue55es8000uxxu
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